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  1. VMM2016 Maintenance mode/Live migration problem.

    I have a cluster of 4 hyper-converged nodes. I'm trying to install the latest CU (KB3197954). The process so far has been

    1. Start maintenance mode
    2. install CU
    3. Stop maintenance mode
    4. wait for S2D to rebuild
    5. move on to the next node

    This has worked fine for the first 3 nodes. When I tried to put the final node in maintenance mode, I got the following error.

    Error (10434)
    No suitable host is available for migrating the existing highly available virtual machines.

    Now I tried to manually migrate a VM. In the Select Host page, I…

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      1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

      Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

      21 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SCVMM re-scan of Hyper V cluster to update its database

        SCVMM gets itself in a mess, Cluster Manager knows were the VM's are SCVMM think's it knows and you get in a situation were you can't fix it. Its so frustration...

        75 votes
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          4 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Easier setup and management of Logical and Virtual Switches/Networks

          The configuration and setup of Logical Networks and Switches are hard for administrators to learn and understand.
          There is need to simplify this and also provide a graphical overview for how things are connected on a logical level. (the current build in view is not good enough).

          195 votes
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            under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • "Update remediation of AgentServer"

            24027 Update remediation of AgentServer <Server Name> timed out.

            The Remediation task with a time-out value of 40 minutes.

            When you have updates from more then a month, it will take more then 40 minutes to complete the task.

            I never seen remediation task been successful, because of this and other issues with the remediation feature.

            Please help to update this value or change the behavior so this error does not occur.

            29 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              declined  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

              Request you to please connect with support team and raise the same as production ticket. Support Team can work and perform detailed investigation and identify the root cause.

            • VMM library servers in multiple sites -> synchronization of content

              That’s a major issue that there is no support for DFS-R to keep different VMM library servers in different sites in sync or up to date. If we can use DFS-R for it that would be a good step forward.

              160 votes
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                9 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                planned  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

                This feature is being planned, will update once we start working on this.

              • Better performance management in VMM

                I like to see what performance counters on Hyper-V hosts and VMs on the following components:
                - CPU
                - Memory
                - Network
                - Disk

                These performance counters can be viewed in a graph for a day, week and month trend.

                It would be nice to see what are the top hosts and VMs on CPU, memory, network and disk I/O in realtime in SCVMM without the use of SCOM

                70 votes
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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable HVR without Azure dependency controlled from VMM

                  Add the ability to control failover and enable replica from VMM without the dependency/cost of Azure Integratio

                  142 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    under review  ·  Keiko Harada responded

                    Hello all,

                    this idea is being under review. Once we have more information, we will be updating the status.

                    regards,

                    VMM Product Team

                  • End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console

                    Today we are not able to fully manage Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters from the SCVMM Console. For some settings we still need to do it from the local host. It would be great to have SCVMM to support all the Hyper-V and Cluster features in just one console.

                    113 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

                      Hello all,

                      We have reviewed the idea in great length. However, due to the large scope, we broke the top common 4 sub-idea into a separate ideas. If your idea is not being reflected as part of the 4 sub-ideas. Please subscribing your idea separately.

                      We do appreciate your candidate suggestions and hope you would help us further going forward.

                      regards,

                      VMM Product Team

                    • Do not lock VMs in UI when a job is failed

                      We're discussed this but I want to say it again: it's VERY annoying to click Repair->Ignore every time...

                      109 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add DPM integration

                        Addin functionality to add a VM to a DPM protection group on creation (Template). Make it fairly simple like the ASR integration. View protection group / DPM server in console without custom fields.
                        You could have a backup group for DPM servers in fabric computers, and assign them to host groups.
                        If a cluster or host group is protected by DPM, install the agent onto new hosts as they are added.

                        Fix the issue with using the DPM and VMM module at the same time maybe.

                        65 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hyper-V Replication Health and Status Monitoring in VMM

                          There must be complete monitoring of Hyper-V Replication from the VMM Console, as it is in the Hyper-V Manager.
                          Currently VMM does not understand/recognize the replica VMs after the installation of UR5.
                          The VMM administrators must be able to have real-time monitoring of Hyper-V Replication and all other related tasks (Pause, Resume, Resynchronize, etc.) that are availble in the Hyper-V manager Console.
                          There must be a column against the Vm on the VMM Console which should be describe that a VM is Primary or Replica.

                          65 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Manage Private VLAN through VMM

                            We use Private VLANs in our Hyper-v Clusters but currently all the management of Private VLANs in all modes (promiscous, isolated, etc) have to be done by using Hyper-v powershell commandlets. We would like to be able to manage this completely through VMM.

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sort Storage Classifications by some meaningful order

                              When you go apply a classification to a VM's Virtual Disk in the GUI, the drop-down menu sorts things in an incoherent manner.

                              It appears that Get-SCStorageClassification also returns results in the same order.

                              It also does not appear to sort based on propreties ID, AddedTime, or ModifiedTime.

                              Can we at least get the VMM GUI to sort results? (Powershell can obviously be done manually.)

                              Image attached demonstrating issue.

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Checkpoints don't inherit VM owner, when another user creates it.

                                We have VMs with a Self-Service owner. When a different user creates a checkpoint on that VM, within the checkpoint properties, it shows that the checkpoint was "created by" the owner, not by the user that actually created it.

                                Can we have it so the Checkpoint creator's name is in the "created by" field instead of the VM owner?

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                                • use offline domainjoin instead of unattend.xml

                                  Currently VMM is using unattend.xml for domain joins for VMs and Hyper-V hosts. This contains having unencrypted passwords stored as cleartext at some points of time during the deployment.

                                  We would prefer using offline domain join instead - as it was done for nano server in the past.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Default VHDX name for system disk during template deployment

                                      When deploying a VM from a template, I rename the boot disk the template is made from to "system.<fullvmname>.vhdx" because I do not want the disk created as "<vmtemplatename>.vhdx. If there was a way to setup a rule to do this, it would be nice.

                                      16 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Additional Operating Systems for VMs

                                        It would be great if the Operating System list was something the administrator could define, but in lieu of that, add FreeBSD and OpenBSD as additional OS options for VMs.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • User Voice

                                          Much like Windows Admin Center, a suggestion I would like is in the VMM Help menu, to link directly to User Voice, for user feedback. This would be handy.

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